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April 22, 2014 4:39 AM Subscribe
Want to rejoin the herd at my University hall! Any tips on doing this without seeming awkward and desperate?
posted by dinosaurprincess to Human Relations (7 answers total)
So I have a random friends from all over University, but I haven't really taken part in the social events at my hall complex for the last two years. I was just too scared at the start of my degree and once friendships started forming and I started building a social life outside halls it was just too easy to focus on life outside of it. But now, it's my last year now and I have major FOMO.. I miss hanging out in big groups and they look like they're having so much fun!
I'd like to start joining in now but everyone there is already in friendship groups and I'm worried that people will think I'm desperate or weird! I find it scary and daunting quite frankly but I know if I don't try to do this I will regret it and feel I missed out on this aspect of University life which I had always wanted. I know that Just Turning Up is an important first step, but what do I do once I get to the events and everyone is socializing and sort of recognize me but haven't even had a proper conversation with me after two years of living near each other?
Feel quite anonymous but if anyone has been through something similar, or have any tips to share I would be very grateful.
Also friendliness level - medium
Thanks as always hivemind! :)